Peninsula (new students) – March

Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome 2018
Join the City of Melbourne’s official welcome to all new students studying in Melbourne. Enjoy live music, performances, games, information stalls, competitions, a BBQ and many more! Bring your friends or make new ones at this event.

When: Saturday 17 March, 2-5pm
Where: Immigration Museum, 400 -424 Flinders Street Melbourne

Meet the MONSU Peninsula ISS Officer
Hi ! My name is Vishnu. I am the International Student Services (ISS) officer for 2018 at Peninsula Campus. On behalf of the ISS Team, I welcome all new international students to our beautiful campus. Together with MONSU peninsula, ISS offers student rights & support services and runs several events throughout the year. To volunteer or join the ISS committee at Peninsula, please send me an email at or alternatively visit the MONSU service desk. Like our Facebook page ISS peninsula to stay updated with events. We hope to make your international student experience at Monash a memorable one!

MONSU Strawberry Farm trip
Join MONSU for a trip down the Mornington Peninsula to Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm. This is a day full of fun and deliciousness! Transport from the campus, a 500g punnet of strawberries and tub of icecream is included with this great deal. Register and buy your tickets online.

When: Saturday 10 March, 9am -12pm
Where: Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
Cost: $10 MONSU card, $15 General Entry

What are the Non Residential Colleges?
Join the Aquila Non-Residential College at the Peninsula campus. It can help to enhance your university experience by providing a sense of community for students who live off campus.

As a member, you’ll be able to hangout with a small group of students and have the support of a college advisor. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in events within your colleges and in the extended NRC community. Apply online now or find out more on the website.

Cultural Diversity Week and March Festivals
In March we celebrate Cultural Diversity week (17 -25 March). This is Victoria’s largest multicultural celebration that features an exciting program of festivals and events across Melbourne. This year, the theme is “Proud to belong” Find out more about these cultural events near you or check out some of Melbourne’s other events in March below:
Moomba – 9-12 March
Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix – 22-25 March
Turkish Pazar Festival -10-11 March
Community Cultural Fair – 18 March
One Beat One Love – 25 March
Indian Festival at Queen Victoria Market – 24 -25 March
Victoria’s Multicultural Festival – 24 March
Melbourne International Coffee Expo – 24 March
Melbourne International Comedy Festival – 28 March – 22 April

International Student Engagement
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